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Aug 27, 2009 9:00am EDT
make the biggest difference. here to tell us what you're doing right and how to do it better, the editor in chief at "prevention." liz, good morning. so it is the little things that can help us have a longer and healthier life. >> we all know obvious things like not smoking, exercising, eating healthily and the thing we can't control, good genes. every day behaviors can have a big impact. >> what were surprising about some of the signs you found for this article? >> how easy they were to work into your lifestyle. things that were often doing. "prevention's" readers are often doing. it is good news for many of us. >> first is being the life of the party. who knew being the social butterfly can help you live a longer, healthier life. what's the connection? >> outgoing people are 50% less likely to develop dementia, according to a major study done in sweden. they talked to outgoing people and they all said they were not easily stressed. it is about the stress hormone cortisol that affects the way our brain cells talk to each other. if we have lower levels of cortisol we have mor
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Aug 27, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> let us begin on this mours morning with those plans to remember senator ted kennedy. nbc's andrea mitchell is outside the kennedy compound in hyannis port. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. here at the compound the kennedy family has been standing vigil round the clock at the senator's side since he died. visitors say the mood inside is quiet, spiritual, it's emotional but it's also a celebration of the senator's life. in nantucket sound, a light chip illuminated the senator's beloved boat "mya" on which he escaped to the sea when he could barely walk or speak. >> as we remember the life and legacy of senator edward moore kennedy. >> reporter: at fenway, a moment of silence from the senator's beloved red sox. tributes poured in all day beginning with the man he all by anointed the political heir to the kennedy dynasty. >> he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished americans ever to serve our democracy. >> reporter: from across the aisle and political spectrum, policy disagreements were forgotte
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Aug 31, 2009 9:00am EDT
in connection with phillip garrido who imprisoned a young girl for 18 years. they used shovels to big up his back yard and used cadaver dogs at the property next door. they wanted to investigate whether he was linked to a string of unsolved murders in the area. >> three texas boater his an amazing survival story to tell. they were found sitting on top of their capsized catamaran 180 miles from land. they called off the search, bipeople on another boat found them. they survived on chips, crackers and a few gallons of water. incredible. >>> at the box office, the horror flick "the final destination" took in over $28 million. inglorious bast arts was second and halloween ii was third. let's get a check on the weather. >> we will see what's going on and show you we have a couple of storm systems. in the atlantic and in the pacific. we will get to that, but as we check out what's going on along the coast, showers and thunderstorms along the carolina coast. out west things are high and dry and that's a problem for the firefighters and continues to drive the good news that the santa ana winds have
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Aug 2, 2009 8:00am EDT
we'll be back in about 25 minutes for a loc news update. join us again at 9:00 for a full hour of local news, sports, weather, >>> good morning. breaking news. mystery solved. the long-awaited answer. what happened to a navy pilot who disappeared during the first gulf war? >>> inside look at the room where michael jackson died. a british tabloid says it's got the photo of what detectives saw at the scene. >>> and showdown. after an olympic photo finish, michael phelps gets back if the water for a rematch with a trash-talking rival. we will show you how it all ended, today, sunday, august 2, we will show you how it all ended, today, sunday, august 2, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone, welcome to today on this sunday morning, i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. it has been a mystery for 18 years, what happened to navy pilot scott speicher? >> a long time it was feared he was maybe capture iraqi forces. last heard from while flying a combat mission over iraq in the gulf war. now, the defense department is confirming they have found and
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Aug 2, 2009 8:00am EDT
and winning gold after suddenly losing the use of her legs. we are going to meet her and hear her inspiring story in just a few minutes. >>> first, that breaking story this morning. the defense department has solved a mystery from the first gulf war. nbc's pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski is here with the story. mick, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. 18 years after he was shut down on the first day of the first gulf war, the u.s. military has now finally found the remains of a u.s. navy pilot. lieutenant commander scott speicher was shot down in western iraq in his f-18 hornet on january 17, 1991. although he was first declared killed in action, his remains were never found. but last week, some iraqi civilians led the u.s. marines to a site in an bar province in western iraq where they said bedouins had buried speicher a's body shortly after the crash. and this past week, military forensics experts have positively identified the remains as that of lieutenant commander scott speicher, ending that 18-year mystery. lesser? >> this has taken his family on an emotional rol
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Aug 3, 2009 7:00am EDT
the scenes with us with his assets to get this done. it has been a community push and we're proud. >> cindy, even though his remains have been found, there are still being unanswered questions. i think the biggest one for the speicher family is how did he die, did he die as a result of being shot down or was he captured, taken into custody and killed later. has the pentagon said anything to the family after examining the remains that might shed light on that? >> not directly. now we've heard from other sources that there is a discussion that he died in the crash. he didn't die in the crash. dead men don't eject. so captain speicher ejected from the plane, he was on the ground. the question is for how long. this area has been searched in 1995. it had been searched in 1996. we had searched it separately. we have to do our own investigation, we'll do it in cooperation with the navy, and then at that point we will have a final end to this story. >> and after 18 years, are plans in the works now for a proper burial for captain speicher? >> yes, sir. he will be given, of course, the proper milita
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Aug 5, 2009 9:00am EDT
, the white house and the state department, the u.s. government, was intimately involved in this mission. that they were in regular contact with the families. and that, in fact, once the north koreans indicated that bill clinton would be an acceptable envoy, the white house, the state department, did exhaustive vetting to make sure this was a legitimate offer. what they didn't want to do is send clinton over there, only to have it in some way rebuffed. you've been talking about some of these key issues. what this means going forward for relations with the north. the white house has really made efforts to decouple these two issues. mostly because obviously combining the issues would be dangerous for the jounchists who were still in custody. but also they wanted the north to know, as much as you may want to use this for propaganda re separate. just as recently as last night a senior administration official saying the north has never been more isolated with regard to the nuclear issue. this may be a way for the north to save some face, to find of reduce some tension, and of course, these ar
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Aug 18, 2009 9:00am EDT
u.s. troops, and wounded three others. earlier today, seven people were killed, including two u.n. workers, when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of british troops and two mortar rounds stuck near the presidential palace as the taliban tries to disrupt thursday's elections. >>> disturbing new details in the murders of byrd and melanie billings, the florida couple who adopted special needs children. newly released documents reveal their 10-year-old son was sleeping with his parents when masked gunmen burst in. in the boy's words, two bad men said, you are going to die, one, two and three. and a 9-year-old who was asleep in another room said he heard seven booms and a scream. eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the case. >>> a california grand jury has indicted sunday school teacher melissa huckaby for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 8-year-old sandra cantu, who disappeared in march. she could face the death penalty. huckaby's also charged with drugging a 7-year-old girl, and a 37-year-old man. >>> a computer program is accused of masterminding the biggest i.
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Aug 3, 2009 9:00am EDT
kurdistan region. swiss diplomats are trying to learn more about the arrests on behalf of the u.s. which has no direct diplomatic ties with iran. >>> the family of u.s. navy captain michael "scott" speicher wants to find out exactly how he died. the fighter pilot was hot down 18 years ago on the first day of the first iraq war and his remains were finally found last week by u.s. marines. the family wants to know if he was alive after he ejected from the plane. >>> a bomb killed at least ten people today in western afghanistan. the taliban has claimed responsibility and has said it was targeting the local police chief who was wounded. afghanistan has seen a surge in violence ahead of this month's presidential election. >>> in sudan, bloody clashes have left at least 160 people dead, most of them women and children. they were killed on sunday when heavily armed south sudan tribal fighters launched a raid on a rival ethnic group. >>> a five-hour pro ses woupd through the streets of manila today as the body of the former president corazon aquino was brought to the main cathedral. she died saturd
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Aug 20, 2009 9:00am EDT
as a crucial test of u.s. efforts to stabilize the country. >>> police have called off the ground search for kristi cornwell, the georgia mother missing for more than a week. nbc's michelle kosinski has the latest from blairsville, georgia. >> reporter: this is the kristi her family holds dear -- happy as a new mom of a little boy. he's now a teenager. devastated that his mother is somehow missing. this home video, photos, the website that her family has created, are all the more important to keep her case alive as investigators must call off the ground search through these endless mountains, in the searing heat and pouring rain, all leading nowhere. >> we're still searching for any information that anybody in the community might have or anywhere for that matter that might shed some light on this disappearance. >> reporter: investigators now with the help of the fbi have searched into three states interviewing some 200 sex offenders. the only clue these hills have given up is kristi cornwell's cell phone, found in a yard about three miles from where she was apparently abducted. kristi ha
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Aug 26, 2009 7:00am EDT
and tragedies. we'll look back on one of the most influential lawmakers in u.s. history "today," wednesday, august 26th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on this sad wednesday morning. the u.s. flag flying at half-staff in front of the u.s. capitol building in washington. that's the site right there in honor of senator ted kennedy, the nation's third longest serving senator. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. there is a statement released by the kennedy family overnight that says it all, "we've lost the irreplaceable center of our family." >> tet kenned kennedy was force take over the mantel of the kennedy legacy following the assassination of his older brothers president john f. president and senator robert kennedy. the death of his tragic brother joseph as well. became one of the most effective legislators of the past 50 years. >> senator kennedy died late tuesday night at his massachusetts home 15 months after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor with his wife and children by his side. president obama rele
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Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
. >> the truth of the matter is that for so many of us, we just needed someone to hang on to, and teddy was always there. to hang on to. >> reporter: eyes filled with tears and rooms filled with laughter. >> two weeks ago as i was coming out of surgery i got a call from ted. his unique voice, loud and booming as ever, well, he roared, between going through prostate cancer surgery and doing town hall meetings, you made a great choice. >> reporter: conservative republican orrin hatch disputed the heated political battle. >> remember one time he got mad at me, demanded to come to the office, i brought him in, he started yelling at me and finally i said, wait a minute. i wrote a song for you and vicki. he said, you did? i said, yes. you want to hear it? he said, oh, yeah, and forgot all about his anger. >> reporter: after more funny story, john mccain and john kerry turned centermental. >> i think i'm going to miss him more than i can say. >> teddy at the helm steering his steady course, sail on, my friend, sail on. >> reporter: caroline kennedy remembered her many childhood trips with ted
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Aug 7, 2009 7:00am EDT
terrorists in the world, reportedly killed in a u.s. missile strike. >>> hidden message. an unpublished post on george sodini's blog reveals he admired a woman at the pennsylvania gym where he went on that shooting rampage, killing three women and injuring nine others. >>> and not the wife he knew. the husband of the woman who police say was drunk and high when she caused that deadly wrong-way crash speaks out for the first time. >> listen to this, i go to bed every night knowing my heart is clear. she did not drink. she's not an alcoholic. >> what he thinks really happened in a live interview with his sister-in-law "today," happened in a live interview with his sister-in-law "today," friday, august 7th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this friday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm lester holt. matt lauer will be back on monday. this morning, u.s. and pakistani intelligence officials are working to confirm the death of pakistan's taliban chief baitullah mehsud. >> he was reportedly killed on wednesday in a cia drone attack on the home o
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Aug 21, 2009 9:00am EDT
of the cash for clunkers rebate offer. the federal program ends monday night because it used up so much of the $3 billion in funding in a month. >>> the world health organization is warning today of a major surge in swine flu cases over the next few months. thursday health officials urged college students to get vaccinated in the fall and advised them to stay out of classrooms if they have flu-like symptoms or fever. >>> preliminary results of afghanistan's presidential election could come as early as tomorrow but final results are not expected for two more weeks. >>> the freed lockerbie bomber is back home in libya today, greeted last night to a hero's welcome. abdul baset ali al megrahi was released by scottish authorities thursday because he's been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. >>> a spokesman for donald rumsfeld is calling a claim by former homeland security tom ridge nonsense. in a new book ridge says he felt fo pressure to raise the nation's terror threat level days before the 2004 presidential election. the level was not raised. >>> an unruly passenger aboard a southwe
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Aug 10, 2009 7:00am EDT
handling things and what does her future hold? she's with us to talk about it all in just a bit. >>> we begin with the latest on that traj igs collision between a small plane and a helicopter over the hudson river in new york. nbc's jeff rossen is at the scene. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. just to give you an idea how violent this impact was, the airplane and the helicopter landed in different sections of the hudson. this weekend police divers found the chopper and pulled it up. you'll see in a moment how mangled it was. this morning we've confirmed they believe they found the airplane. the problem is it is in deep, deep water, about 50 feet down, tough to get to. divers are getting back in this morning. it was that bad when crews plucked the helicopter from the hudson late sunday. some of the victims were still inside. officials say they didn't stand a chance. there were no survivors. nine people killed, their bodies were pulled to the surface in a morbid search that continues. in these chilling pictures obtained by fox news, you can see the moment of impact. th
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Aug 20, 2009 7:00am EDT
joins us exclusively in our studio for his first interview on the matter. >>> on a much, much lighter note, talk about a talker? on wednesday we asked people to logon to todayshow.com to voice their opinions about michelle obama's decision to wear shorts as she got off air force one on a recent family vacation. the response to this question, was it appropriate or inappropriate, was overwhelming. one of our largest ever. we'll tell you the results a little later on. >>> but let us begin with the severe weather in the midwest. hurricane bill still out in the atlantic. al's over at nbc's global weather headquarters. al, good morning to you. >> this is where we do "wake up with al" every morning at 6:00 on the weather channel. we have our "wake up with al" wall. it has great technology. in the midwest, another line of thunderstorms. after over 20 tornadoes touched down yesterday from minnesota over into the midwest, looking at another line of strong storms, oklahoma city all the way up to milwaukee and we look for more of these storms to fire up, could be looking at tornadoes again today
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Aug 8, 2009 7:00am EDT
will appeal to the u.s. supreme court. stay with >> let's check in with center for years forecast. >> hello. we have some light shower activity putting through a disturbance. this will be a transitional they. a little bit of cloud cover and some sun. here is what we are looking at a temperature rise. looking at about 70 degrees on the eastern shore. it should be a pretty terrible day. a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon. temperature range today, normal. 84 degrees-87 degrees. the dewpoint will be low for most of today. a high pressure over us. it will move offshore by tonight. we will see a mild overnight low of 72 degrees. the heat and humidity will come tomorrow with the 94 degrees. 97 degrees on monday. >> thanks for joining us. we will have another live update in 25 minutes. >>> we're back about saturday morning. the 8th of august, joined by a lively crowd on our plaza on this early saturday morning. grateful for that. inside studio 1a, i'm jenna wolfe in for amy robach this morning alongside this guide, lester holt. >>> coming up, jermaine jackson speaking out about this
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Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
>> yeah yeah yeah. >> you just caught us in the middle of our yeah yeah yeah we're back with more of "today" on this friday morning. the 14th day of august, 2009. that guy right there flo rida just put on a great show for the people packing our plaza this morning. if you missed it, don't worry, there's more music coming up in just a little while. great way to kick off the morning. al along with sara gore. that was fun. >> it was a lot of fun. >> we was going low, low, low. sara was down on the ground. >> i don't think so. not right now. >> no, no, no. >> coming up in this half hour, we'll be talking about something that's really kind of a strange tradition called hoarding. this is where people bring all kinds of useful stuff for the most part, into their house, they clutter up the house, then they have an impossible time getting rid of it. it can really negatively impact their lives. we're going to talk more about that with a woman who is a mother of three, got so bad she was worried about losing her children. >> yeah. and then i'm going to talk about something a little bit on a l
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Aug 21, 2009 7:00am EDT
and hariette and mark and we'll talk to mark a little later on. let us begin on this friday morning with hurricane bill getting set to bear down on the island ofb bermuda. the weather channel's jim cantore is there. good morning with you. >> reporter: good morning, to you, matt. with each high tide we lose more of the beach. that's amazing, because the storm is over 4000 miles away. at its closest, 220 miles away at 8:00 saturday morning. we have a lot of tide cycles between then and a lot of beach we're going to lose. residents not too worried. winds will not be hurricane force but we expect tropical storm force and that means some power outages but this is an area where airplanes do not get a chance to sit on the ground during a storm like this so all aircraft will have to be off the island and we're expecting that to be done later on this afternoon. most vacationers who wanted to get off will. some, however, will have to ride out the storm. matt, back to you. >> jim cantore from the weather channel, thank you very much. >> al is tracking the hurricane, good morning. >> good morni
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Aug 11, 2009 9:00am EDT
the privileges and the celebrity that that allowed her to have. and yet she used that celebrity, she used those privileges to benefit people who were at a difficult moment in their lives. >> eunice kennedy shriver has labored on behalf of america's least powerful people, the mentally retarded. >> reporter: in 1984 she received the presidential medal of freedom, america's highest civilian honor. she was a devout roman catholic, and a believer in the power of the possible. >> i think that everywhere there are handicapped people. all over the world. now, where do we stop? and can i find them? i will find them. i will keep going until i find them. >> reporter: despite her pedigree in wealth, she retained a down-to-earth style. her brother bobby's high opinion of her place in the family dynasty was clear. he said she should have been president. if you ask most of my brothers, sister and cousins, they say they'd like to be like her. for more on the passi ining eun kennedy shriver let's go to andrea mitchell. i know she was surrounded by her family overnight. 5 children, 19 grandchildren. >> exactly.
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Aug 23, 2009 8:00am EDT
of athens, greece, threatened by massive wildfires. stephanie gosk joins us with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. some of athens' most iconic sites are slouded in smoke. the government declared a state of emergency for the region and evacuated 10,000 residents. five of athens suburbs are being threatened, pushing the fire department to its limit, and forcing some residents to resort to garden hoses to stop the flames. the intense heat is making the fight worse for the nearly 1,000 greek firefighters and soldiers. the situation is so bad that firefighters from other countries, including france, italy and cypress are on their way and should arrive later today. the fire began friday night north of the city, 25 miles. and quickly spread, common in greece this time of year. a major wildfire years ago killed 65 people in ten days. the fire department has yet to release statistics for this blaze, but witnesses are saying a large number of towns have experienced heavy damage, some of them being all but consumed by the inferno. lester? >> stephanie gosk for us t
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Aug 25, 2009 9:00am EDT
are going to be around for a little while. they'll tell us why. >> i think it is always the season for the rockettes. >> they're going to o perform a little longer number for us a little later in the show. right now back with more of "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer, along with ann curry who's here while meredith's taking time off. mr. rocker joins us as well. i was going to say, do they have to keep standing there? >> and relax. >>> coming up, much more on the michael jackson investigation. what else? >> also coming up, a lot of people are going through the heartbreak of sending their kids off to college. there are apparently five health issues -- six health hazards you and your student may want to know about. >>> there is also the joy of getting a room back. that wall's coming down! >>> if you're thinking of grabbing a summer getaway, some tips for the perfect weekend destination, whether you're looking for wine country, undiscovered coastal gems, we have got some ideas for you. >> all right. a lot coming up. ladies, good to have you here. >>> natalie astanding by
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Aug 25, 2009 7:00am EDT
vieira. >>> its been two months now since michael jackson has died. officials are now telling us it was a homicide. >> we also know more about the tragic events that led up to his death. according to court papers, dr. conrad murray says that over the course of nine hours, he gave michael jackson who was trying to go to sleep four drugs on six separate occasions. the question now, will dr. murray face homicide charges. we'll have more on this story in just a couple of minutes. >>> half the population living in the united states couldome down with swine through this fall and winter. talking about 20 million people. is this country prepared? we'll speak about that with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. >>> also ahead, a new video that's getting a lot of attention, what its makers wanted, a very graphic portrayal of a deadly accident caused by a teenager driving while texting behind the whee it uses actors. question is, some are wondering, is it appropriate for the audience it is trying to reach? you decide after we show you the tape. >> it is incredibly powerful
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Aug 17, 2009 9:00am EDT
humidity. going to be a sticky one for these nice people who have gathered and joined us here on the plaza. speaking of joining us, i'm matt lauer, along with ann curry. while meredith is taking a little time off. >>> we're going to check in with natalie at the news desk in just a couple of minutes. coming up, this is a really troubling story, a 13-year-old boy saw something on youtube, tried to copy the stunt. ended up setting himself on fire. co-have easily died. we're going to have -- it has a cautionary tale. we'll have some advice on how you can block your kids from viewing certain internet sets. >> it is so hard to keep an eye on all the things they are finding access to. >>> talking about white lies. everyone will have to admit they've probably told a white lie once or twice or maybe even more in your life. the question is how do you stop it from eroding your relationships with people and basically you don't want to hurt feelings but you don't want to erode trust. we'll get to the bottom of how to get our spouses to basically tell us the truth. >>> speaking of getting to the bottom
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Aug 17, 2009 7:00am EDT
from skeptics of his plan. >> why is it that you've changed your strategy? >> you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: in a "new york times" op-ed on sunday, the president continued to make his case for health care reform, that it will control costs, make medicare more efficient and give those without health insurance a choice. the same message he has delivered on this road trip. >> we will do all of this without adding to our deficit over the next decade, largely by cutting waste and ending sweetheart deals for insurance companies that don't make anybody any healthier. >> reporter: but mr. obama appears to be stepping back from the idea of a government-run public option. >> the public option, whether we have it or we don't have it is not the entirety of health care reform. this is just one sliver of it. >> reporter: on sunday, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius downplayed the idea further. >> i think what's important is choice and competition. i'm convinced at the end of the day the plan will have both of those, but that is not the essential e
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Aug 9, 2009 8:00am EDT
on the hudson. in january us airways flight 1549 made a splash landing here with 155 people aboard. >> this is not going to have a happy ending like when the airbus went down on the river where everybody survived. in this case, we believe that nobody has. >> reporter: while skyline tours over new york city bring breathtaking views, critics say they bring grave danger. believe it or not, site seegs hpss and small planes are allowed to fly just feet from manhattan without ever speaking to a flight controller as long as they remain below 1,100 feet. >> this is a very busy travel lane here. maybe we will have to take a step back and look at the traffic flow here so that we can protect families in our communities as we go forward. >> reporter: investigators still don't know exactly why this happened, but i was speaking with the chimp of the ntsb this morning and she told me that some of the still pictures and video from just after the accident that we showed you this morning, incredibly helpful to thing to piecing all of this together, lester. >> greg rossen, thank you. >>> greg fife is
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Aug 28, 2009 7:00am EDT
, they could use some of that rain, because we have red flag warnings up for much of southern california. add to that, temperatures are well over 100 degrees, and it is brutal for those firefighters out there. the winds right now will be out of the northeast 15 to 25 miles per hour as they continue to fight those wildfires. for the latest on what's going on there, let's go to michael okwu in rancho palos verdes, california. >> reporter: good morning, al. the smoke is very thick here. it can be very difficult to breathe. overnight there were reports of ash falling from the sky, and also overnight, reports that three residential homes sustained some minor damages. now, the wildfire continues to threaten, we understand, about 700 homes at this hour. officials began mandatory evacuations yesterday, going door to door, asking some 1,500 residents to leave their homes. this all started at about 8:00 last night. we understand the fire started raging in the canyons very close to the trump national golf club and also a very beautiful nature preserve there. about 400 firefighters have been battling thi
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Aug 6, 2009 9:00am EDT
. but still a good day to be here, midtown, the big apple. we've got a great crowd out with us. always happy. big smiles on their faces in rockefeller plaza. i'm natalie morales along with lester holt, helping us out while matt is off today. >> coming up in this half hour, we're going to turn to the disturbing story of what happened yesterday. i was in suburban pittsburgh covering that suburban shooting at the gym. we're learning more about the shooter. he posted a youtube video diary, and we'll try to find out what was going on in his mind. we try to find the warning signs. >> it is mazing that these people are blogging about this. and he blogged about this earlier this year, saying he had the guns, and actually went there and then he chickened out. >> yeah, back in january. but again, who read it. >> that's exactly right. also coming up, do you have any phobias? >> yeah. how long is the show? >> me, too. big, big fear of snakes, spiders, anything that is creepy and crawly. well, there are a lot of people, of course, millions who suffer from serious anxieties whether it is spiders, as we me
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Aug 11, 2009 7:00am EDT
to us in an exclusive live interview "today," tuesday, us in an exclusive live interview "today," tuesday, august 11th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. and it is a sad morning for the country's most famous family. the shriver family released a statement saying that their matriarch, 88-year-old eunice kennedy shriver died overnight around 2:00 a.m. eastern time. >> we are told that she was surrounded by her family, including her husband sergeant shriver, her five children, including the first lady of california, and former nbc news correspondent maria shriver, as well as all 19 of her grandchildren. eunice kennedy shriver was president john f. kennedy's younger sister and the founder and honorary chairperson of the special olympics. nbc's andrea mitchell is in washington, d.c. with the latest. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. it is a sad day, indeed. the shriver family has issued a statement saying she was the light of our lives, a m
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Aug 12, 2009 9:00am EDT
by other democrats in recent days. >>> u.s. marines launched a major campaign today to uproot the taliban from a key town in southern afghanistan. their push comes one week before 56 began elections, which the taliban has vowed to disrupt. >>> a politician who hosts the popular tv crime show in brazil is accused of having drug dealers murdered so his cameras could be first on the scene. he calls the accusations absurd. >>> a prayer service takes place in new york today for victims of saturday's midair collision between a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter. the last of nine bodies were recovered tuesday from the hudson river along with a large section of the plane. >>> a new study shows aspirin can keep colon cancer from returning, and sharply reduce a patient's risk of dying from the disease. colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in america, behind lung cancer. >>> about 1,000 people who were feared dead in taiwan flooding have been found alive. some rescuers had to be rescued themselves, after they were swept away by floodwaters. >>> today the federal reserve wraps
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Aug 24, 2009 7:00am EDT
, we were then able to use our partnership across the country, other agencies and followed on tips that spanned from coast to coast. >> reporter: after the homicide, investigators believe jenkins drove 1,000 miles to a small coastal town in northwest washington state. his suv and speed boat were found near the canadian border. once in canada, it's unclear how much assistance jenkins received and from whom. jasmine fiore's family is left with unanswered questions. they may never know why the beautiful young woman met such a tragic death. ryan jenkins may have been found dead but this investigation isn't over. police want to find out exactly who dropped him off at this motel behind me and they want to bring closure to this case and to the victim's family. ann? >> all right. thank you so much this morning. we're now joined by jasmine fiore's mother, lisa lepore and her close friend. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> very tough times. especially for you, lisa. i'm wondering your reaction to the news of this apparent suicide. >> well, it's a mixed reaction. it brings some
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Aug 6, 2009 7:00am EDT
high. congress poised to spend $200 million on corporate jets. two of them to be used to shuttle lawmakers. a brewing controversy on the hill "today," thursday, august a brewing controversy on the hill "today," thursday, august 6th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm lester holt, in for matt lauer this morning. police are revealing new details about that tragic shooting inside the la fitness health club near pittsburgh. once again we learned the killer telegraphed his intentions. >> george sodini belonged to that gym, had gone there at least two times during the day on wednesday. his online blog shows he plotted the attack for nearly a year. we're also learning more about the three women killed in that shooting, including 46-year-old heidi overmier, a single mother. an exclusive interview with her sister coming up just ahead. >> also ahead this morning, the latest in the murder case prosecutors are building against casey anthony, the florida mother accused of killing her toddler
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Aug 22, 2009 7:00am EDT
and big waves, and the u.s. braces for its first taste of the storm. >>> manhunt. a a reality tv star and suspected killer on the run. now authorities believe he fled the country. they say he's armed, dangerous and desperate. where is he now? >>> and getting personal. one of the fastest women in the world facing serious questions about whether she's in fact a woman. >>> "today's" saturday, august 22, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. coming up, the latest on hurricane bill. >> watching bill about a week now. finally it's in the neighborhood. a dangerous category 2 storm with sustained winds near 105 miles an hour. bermuda is getting the worst of it now but the east coast, specific to watches and warnings and dangerous rip currents expected from florida to new england all this weekend. coming up the latest and how it might affect all of us. >>> also ahead this morning, unexpected good news in the housing market as sale of existing homes take a big leap. like most of
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Aug 1, 2009 7:00am EDT
. the system has been overwhelmed. >> nothing could have prepared us for the extraordinary demand on the american people. >> reporter: and going through 156 pages of regulations. >> for the average car salesman, that's a big chunk of time to read a bunch of legalese and comprehend it. >> reporter: on the heels, most dealers are ecstatic. >> thanks a lot. >> it's been great. we've done over 260 units so far. >> i've got a flood of traffic and people in and it's outstanding. >> reporter: and for sharon, patience paid off. >> i love it. it's pretty cool. >> reporter: dealers are hoping theirs will, too. chris jansing, nbc news, los angeles. >>> and host of nbc's "hardball." here to talk about cash for clunkers and other economic things. nice to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> a shot in the arm, certainly to the auto industry. same time gdp numbers came out. not as bad a drop as many thought. good news potentially for the economy, the same time the nbc news wall street journal poll says 49% approve, 44% disapprove. what's the disconnect between the public and what we're seeing in
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Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
:06, for more here's ann. >> meredith, thanks. senator claire mccaskill, the aforementioned is now with us exclusively. the missouri democrat held her own town hall forum on tuesday and it got a bit heated good morning miss -- madam senator. >> good morning, ann. >> both you and arlen specter had a pretty tough time yesterday. and as we just heard from chuck todd's reporting, you didn't have the secret service to protect you from -- from certain kinds of people in the crowd. instead you had everyone coming in to hear you at the town hall meeting which i'm sure you opened your arms to, but they shouted no when you asked if they trusted you. do you understand why? >> of course. first of all, there were a couple of tough moments. but it lasted two hours. and there were thousands of people there. it was terrific. i was proud of the people that showed up, and i don't take that personally. it's that they don't trust government right now. and it wasn't the majority of the audience. it was a huge chunk of them. but i get that distrust. there's a lot of cynicism out there, and it's important that i
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Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. though the faa tells us there's no indications that those actions contributed to th crash. meantime, nbc news has obtained exclusive home video of the midair collision, and a warning, the video may be disturbing to some. the video was shot by an italian tourist who was on a boat on the hudson river. while experimenting with his new camera, he zooms in on a helicopter flying over the river, just as a small plane comes up from behind. >> oh, my gosh! oh, my gosh! >> reporter: the plane virtually explodes on impact with pieces raining down on the water. frame by frame, the single engine piper appears to be turning and climbing as it clips the helicopter's rotor blades. the plane then flips over as both the plane and chopper nose dive into the river below. we showed the video to former ntsb investigator greg fife. >> based on what i saw on the video, it's evidence that the main rotor blades sliced through that wing, very close to the fuselage. taking off, most, if not all, of that right wing. >> reporter: frame by frame, the video seems to support the theory that the chopper was in the plane
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Aug 4, 2009 9:00am EDT
this morning. some landing near western embassies including the u.s. embassy. at least one person, a child, was wounded. the taliban is vowing to disrupt afghanistan's presidential election which is happening later this month. >>> four men are facing terror charges today in australia, where authorities say they have foiled a plot to attack a military base with assault rifles. police say the suspects have ties to a somali group linked to al qaeda. >>> today the senate considers whether to extend the popular cash for clunkers program. the frame which pays consumers to trade in old gas guzzlers for more fuel efficient cars ran out of money in its first week. the house has already approved money to keep the program going and earlier on this broadcast, republican senator lindsey graham predicted the senate will also approve the extra money. >>> and today marks president obama's 48th birthday. white house spokesman robert gibbs says it is business as usual for the president, who is having lunch with senate democrats. gibbs also joked that the lunch is at the white house because chuck e. cheese w
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Aug 10, 2009 9:00am EDT
, 2009. summer flying by. just to let us know it is summer, "today's" going to be a real steamer in the northeast. temperatures into the upper 90s. misery index about 100 degrees. but they're smiling. look at these people. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer, along with jenna wolfe. since natalie's on vacation, we have lx tv's sara gore. thanks for being here. >> i'm so glad to be here. >> this team does not go out together very often. >> cool. >> thank you. >> coming up, more on this terrible story that happened on the taconic parkway here in new york, a mother driving the wrong way in her minivan down that road, apparently after drinking and smoking pot. her daughter was killed in the crash, she was killed in the crash, her three young nieces were killed when she then hit an suv, a father and son were killed in that car along with a family friend. members of the bastardi family will join us this morning, find out how they heard about the crash and some of the developments they're going to talk about since they got that terrible news. >>> then we'll switch gears. you ever say i put
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Aug 19, 2009 9:00am EDT
. that grounded our ann curry in washington, but she'll rejoin us tomorrow. we're happy to have natalie morales here. al roker joins us as well. >> hundreds of trees got knocked down in central park last night. >> it was a -- >> really powerful. >> i was listening last night at 10:00 as hail was hitting my window. >> and the lightning. unbelievable. >> if you yesterday saw our interview with "survivor" winner richard hatch. he was the winner of the first "survivor." then he spent time in a federal prison for tax evasion, the last several months under home or house arrest up in newport, rhode island. well, shortly after our interview aired yesterday, richard hatch was taken back into custody. he's now in a jail in massachusetts. why? we're going to talk to his attorney and his sister and try and get to the bottom of that. >> all right. then, if it's wednesday, it must be "today's money 911." this morning our panel has advice on everything from having to survive a layoff, which a lot of people are facing, best strategies for paying down credit card debt. is it ever the right idea to take out a ho
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Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
korea this morning to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists. will they be coming home with him? >>> depressed nation. a new report finds the use of antidepressants doubled over nine years. what's goingn? >>> and courtroom surprise. michael jackson's dermatologist asks for a say in the custody of jackson's two oldest children. why is he so interested? we'll ask katherine jackson's attorney in an exclusive interview "today," tuesday, attorney in an exclusive interview "today," tuesday, august 4th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. let's start by talking about that breaking news this morning. former president bill clinton is in north korea, hoping to bring american journalists laura ling d euna lee back home with him. >> president clinton arrived in north korea's capital city pyongyang in an unusually warm welcome. this is just the second time a former president has traveled to north korea. ling and lee he been detained there for 4 1/2 months. they were convicted of en
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Aug 24, 2009 9:00am EDT
. >> obviously with helicopters and dogs searching the immediate area of the border we were then able to use our partnerships across the country with other agencies and followed on tips that spanned from coast to coast. >> reporter: after the homicide investigators believe jenkins drove 1,000 miles to a small coastal town in northwest washington state. his suv and speed boat were found near the canadian border. once in canada, it's unclear how much assistance jenkins received and from whom. jasmine fiore's family is left with unanswered questions. they may never know why the beautiful young woman met such a tragic death. ryan jenkins may have been found dead but this investigation is far from over. investigators want to know exactly who dropped jenkins off at this motel. they want to get closure to this investigation and to the victim's family. natalie? >> thank you. >>> earlier on "today" ann spoke with jasmine fiore's mother. she asked why she thought her daughter was brutally murdered. >> no one will know that. this man was a professional con man. he targeted women. he wanted to be something
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